A 10-year-old girl has been taken into custody over the murder of a six-month-old baby. The girl is alleged to have stamped on the boy’s head at a daycare centre and has been charged with first degree intentional homicide.
Police said that they received a call from a caretaker saying that they had found the boy bleeding from the head and unresponsive.
He was taken to hospital in St Paul Minnesota where he was later pronounced dead.
Police told the Star Tribune that four children and an adult had been questioned and they all pointed the finger at the 10-year-old girl. She was arrested an later admitted that she hurt the baby saying that she dropped him. Chippewa County Sheriff Jim Kowalczyk said that he then hit his head on a footstool and started crying so she panicked and started stamping on his head.
The girl, who has been placed in foster care, appeared in court wearing handcuffs and a black hoodie. At the time of the boy’s death she had been staying with the family who operate the day care centre in the town of Wheaton.